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Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain & Ireland (1845)
by Capt. Thomas Brown


Original hand-coloured engravings over 165 years old


Sheet size: about 9¼ x 12 inches. (note: entire image did not fit on scanner)

Capt Brown

We are delighted to offer a selection of original hand colored engravings from Illustrations of the "Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland," drawn & coloured by Captain Thomas Brown and published in London in 1845. These finely detailed old engravings describe some of the most beautiful indigenous shells of Great Britain & Ireland, richly colored and true to life.

Captain Brown was a well-known natural history scientist who held many memberships in scientific organizations in 19th century England including the Royal Physical Society, the Wernerian Natural History Society, and the Manchester Geological and Natural History Societies. He traveled extensively and drew his subjects from live specimens he found on his travels. The fossils in this work were drawn from actual fossils found in the field.

Plate XI
Plate XI
$95

Plate XVIII
Plate XVIII
$105

Plate V
Plate V
$125

Plate I
Plate I
$95

Plate XVIII*
Plate XVIII* (*second)
$95

Plate II
Plate II
$105

Plate XIX
Plate XIX
$115

Plate XLI
Plate XLI
$125

Plate XXXV
Plate XXXV
$125

Plate XLVIII
Plate XLVIII
$125

Plate XLIV
Plate XLIV
$125

Plate LVIII
Plate LVIII
$95

Plate XLII
Plate XLII
$75

Plate LVI
Plate LVI
$50

Plate LIV
Plate LIV
$95

Plate LII
Plate LII
$95

Plate XXVI
Plate XXVI
$95

Plate XXXII
Plate XXXII
$95

Plate LV
Plate LV
$65

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